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Build to rent boom

Although it is well documented that the ‘build to rent’ sector is continuing to go from strength to strength, with new entrants such as John Lewis leading to rising investment volumes, what is interesting are the trends that are beginning to be played out.

We are seeing a real shift in young professionals looking for rental properties outside of London and the sector is responding to this with an increase in the number of development opportunities being brought forward in the regions. Activity outside of London accounted for 84% of all planned BTR developments (as of October 2021).

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It is clear that the pandemic has accelerated the demand for space outside of London and made everyone re-evaluate their priorities, including how and where they want to live.


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